Film

Wednesday 9th March

Michael Jackson, Motown and "Off The Wall"

John Meagher looks at the career of Michael Jackson, as a new documentary from Spike Lee set to be released this year - “Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall”

Monday 7th March

Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, directors of "Anomalisa"

Film director Charlie Kaufman and his co-director Duke Johnson chat about their latest film “Anomalisa”, a stop-motion animated film about a disillusioned motivational speaker

Thursday 3rd March

Film reviews

Ruth Barton and Paul Whitington review “Hail Caesar”, “Truth” and “Hitchcock/Truffaut”

Wednesday 2nd March

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin scores silent film "Irish Destiny"

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin talks about the inspiration (the Irish national anthem) for his soundtrack to 1926 silent film “Irish Destiny”; he’ll be performing it live at the Irish Film Institute this weekend

Full details:   www.ifi.ie  

Tuesday 1st March

Review: video game "Far Cry Primal"

Joe Griffin reviews the latest addition to the Far Cry video game series - “Far Cry Primal” takes players back to the year 10,000 BC

Official website  http://far-cry.ubisoft.com/primal/en-us/home/

Monday 29th February

Success of Irish film in 2016

James Hickey, Chief Executive of the Irish Film Board on the incredible success of Irish film-makers this year and future funding for the industry

Official website:   www.irishfilmboard.ie    

Friday 26th February

Public interview with David Hare

A public interview with acclaimed playwright/screenwriter David Hare who was a guest at this year's Dublin International Film Festival. A unique chance to hear this multi award-winning writer discuss the differences between writing for stage and screen and whether he was happy with his films like Damage, The Reader and The Hours

Thursday 25th February

Film reviews

Clara Rose Thornton and Stephen Boyd review “Secret In Their Eyes”, “The Truth Commissioner” and “The Propaganda Game”

Wednesday 24th February

20th anniversary of the film "Michael Collins"

Neil Jordan remembers the making of "Michael Collins" 20 years ago

Tuesday 23rd February

Paul O'Brien, director of "Staid"

Writer/director Paul O’Brien talks about his debut film “Staid” which follows the lives of four characters in a small town in Wexford; he wrote it as a play 15 years ago but is now showing as part of the Dublin International Film Festival

Further details:  www.diff.ie 

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